[kuh-myoon-yuh n] /kəˈmyun yən/
(often initial capital letter). Also called Holy Communion. Ecclesiastical.
a group of persons having a common religious faith; a religious denomination:
interchange or sharing of thoughts or emotions; intimate communication:
communion with nature.
the act of sharing, or holding in common; participation.
the state of things so held.
an exchange of thoughts, emotions, etc
possession or sharing in common; participation
(foll by with) strong emotional or spiritual feelings (for): communion with nature
a religious group or denomination having a common body of beliefs, doctrines, and practices
the spiritual union held by Christians to exist between individual Christians and Christ, their Church, or their fellow Christians
the act of participating in the Eucharist
the celebration of the Eucharist, esp the part of the service during which the consecrated elements are received
late 14c., from Old French comunion “community, communion” (12c.), from Latin communionem (nominative communio) “fellowship, mutual participation, a sharing,” used in Late Latin ecclesiastical language for “participation in the sacrament,” from communis (see common (adj.)). Used by Augustine, in belief that the word was derived from com- “with, together” + unus “oneness, union.”
A sacrament of Christianity. In a reenactment of the Last Supper, the words of Jesus — “This is my body” and “This is my blood” — are spoken over bread and wine (the elements of Communion), which are then shared by the worshipers. Communion, also known as the Eucharist, commemorates the death of Jesus. (See transubstantiation.)
fellowship with God (Gen. 18:17-33; Ex. 33:9-11; Num. 12:7, 8), between Christ and his people (John 14:23), by the Spirit (2 Cor. 13:14; Phil. 2:1), of believers with one another (Eph. 4:1-6). The Lord’s Supper is so called (1 Cor. 10:16, 17), because in it there is fellowship between Christ and his disciples, and of the disciples with one another.
noun 1. 3 .
noun, Ecclesiastical. 1. a chalice from which a communicant drinks.
[kuh-myoon-yuh-nist] /kəˈmyun yə nɪst/ noun, Ecclesiastical. 1. a person with a particular view or interpretation of , as specified. 2. a communicant.
noun 1. the spiritual fellowship existing among all faithful Christians, both living and dead. noun 1. (Christianity) the spiritual fellowship of all true Christians, living and dead
noun, Roman Catholic Church. 1. the plate held under the chin of a communicant to catch the Host if it should fall.